In New York and looking for a weekend exploration of meeting between man and machine? Then Last Rites Gallery's new Cyberdine show may be exactly what you're looking for. Mixing work by two wildly different artists working on similar themes, the show (which opens on Saturday) is certain to appeal to the Terminator fetishist inside each and every one of you. More images after the jump.
Cyberdine features work by painter Fred Harper and sculptor Christopher Conte, whose background is... well, in making prosthetic limbs. The official press release runs as follows:
On May 17th, Last Rites Gallery, New York's only gallery of dark art, will present Cyberdine, a show of two artists exploring the boundaries between man and machine.
Fred Harper and Christopher Conte are two prolific, artistic virtuosos with a dark, cyberpunk aesthetic which they express in wildly different ways. Born in Norway, Conte's background is in making prosthetic limbs for amputees. He now turns his sculptural talents towards mechanized skulls- coils growing like cancer; and predatory, robotic insects poised to strike. His work has been seen in Wired, Popular Science, Make Magazine, and the Discovery Channel. Harper, meanwhile, honed his skills as an illustrator and comics artist. His paintings, alternately moody and violent, are a classically painted savagery of the human form. Nude sirens with metal and amputated limbs populate a nightmare vision of New York. Harper's work has appeared in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Playboy, and Time Magazine, and he's created the key art for Ozzfest.
Cyberdine's opening reception will take place on May 17th, 7-10 pm, at Last Rites Gallery, 511 W. 33rd Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues (3 blocks from Penn Station), 3rd floor, New York, NY 10001. The exhibit runs through June 29th. Visit www.lastritesgallery.com for more information.
Cyberdine [Last Rites Gallery]